Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Verse First ~ Half & Half

Verse First ~ Half & Half


Welcome to VERSE FIRST, where simple notions prompt amazing poems.
Today's notion?

HALF & HALF

Today's prompt is completely prescriptive. 

     1. Fold a sheet of paper in half
     2. On the left half of the page, list 10 nouns
     3. Think of a career or occupation choice.

     4. On the right half of the page, write 10 verbs that correspond to that position.
     5. Open the paper and connect each of the nouns with a verb. 
     6. Using any of those combinations, write a 3 stanza poem, 3 lines per stanza.

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28 comments:

  1. whew....creative kim...and out of the box....will see what i can do during my planning period today....can it be any occupation? and does the poem have to be about that occupation or are we going for something different?

    sorry if i am making this more difficult than it really is...smiles.

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    1. Any occupation, Brian; and any direction your creative path takes you.

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  2. OMG Kim, you certainly put forth the best prompts. Wasn't quite poetic today, but your prompt made me take a go at it. Thank you. :)

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  3. Oh jeez this is going to take some brain power... :)

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  4. So, I may have mixed the directions by picking the occupation first, but the process was a riot! Almost literally. Thanks for the prompt, Kim.

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  5. amid the razor steam, she bicycle stirs the grounds
    to a monkey perk, then raindrop pours it into a mug
    topped with supernova whip

    this coffee blend leads to hickey changes as it hits
    the gut like a jellyfish tap, hot not name ice
    leaving a string mark all the way down

    'i'll have another. "sure"
    the bells chime as some leave, some enter
    & i scissor sprinkle the blue oblivion

    so i used verbs that have to do with being a barista...this was fun...i need to copy this one into my notebook for later to try again....

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    1. I love yours and now I want Iced coffee ;D

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    2. I especially love the "blue oblivion". Way cool poem, Brian.

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    3. Oooh, that 'supernova whip' makes me drool....fantastic take, Brian!

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    4. i've expanded this, a bit outside the parameters you gave in 3 and 3 and will post it tomorrow...i expanded the list as well, but i am still giving you a nod at the end kim...thanks for getting me moving in this direction.

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    5. A treat this one is Brian! leaves the mark all the way down...for sure:)

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    6. The final line... the blue oblivion... LOVE the image it conjures. Great job, Brian!

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  6. Fun Kim....I am working on mine now! :D

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  7. A fun prompt, Kim - different.......I am looking forward to giving it a whirl.

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  8. Mixed it up! Fun! Thanks, Kim!

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  9. Hi everyone! It's good to be back...:)
    A wonderful prompt, Kim. Came back after a while here...it's late now. Shall come back to read the other poems tomorrow...ciao!

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  10. I had fun! Thank you Kim~ I did go off track a bit...but I like the direction your prompt took me!

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  11. Wonderful and creative prompt Kim..loved it :)

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  12. Well, that was a bit different! I used verbs to do with being a psychic reader. Maybe I got it wrong and should have built the poem on only one noun-verb combination? But I used them all, line by line, and came up with something that doesn't quite make sense ... but almost seems to.

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    1. Oh, and my poem is not about the occupation. Others (as far as I've read) seem to be doing that.

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  13. Am I right in my attempt? I still hold the doubt.
    Kim you always pose such a thought provoking prompts, Thanks for making me to sit, think and write.

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  14. Oh so sorry - my second link is a mistake!

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  15. Better late than never! This was a challenging prompt. Mine is up at:
    http://purplepeninportland.wordpress.com/2013/10/23/rock-singer/

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